Writing an historical research paper can be stressful. It can be worse when the instructor requires you to choose the topic and create your own thesis statement. But not any topic will be acceptable. And it can't be too broad. Your topic has to be...
The effective use of dialogues in ESL classes has aided my students in developing listening and speaking skills. This hub presents five reasons why dialogues have a place in listening and speaking.
Introducing a Shakespeare to a group of teenagers or children can be a bit intimidating. Will they be put off by the archaic language and different setting? What resources should you use? One resource that is good to include is a movie. This article will help you decide how to use the movie most effectively as you teach Shakespeare.
This lesson plan helps elementary students practice measurement skills using a fun, hands-on activity.
There are many ways to make friends in college, even if you don't live on campus. Don't let commuting stand in your way of experiencing college social life to the fullest!
Reading can be stressful, especially during timed tests. This article explains five tips to help students pass difficult reading tests. I also explain what to do before and during a test.
Are study skills important for success in school? Is success in school essential for success in life? And where does thinking come into all of this? These are important questions for teachers to ask.
Some helpful tips for providing constructive critique of good writers in a way that can be mutually beneficial.
For English Language Learners, writing is a process that goes beyond spelling and grammar. It begins with socializing and evolves into copying sentence frames; eventually writing essays. Students need written and oral feedback, and should engage with prompts that are culturally relevant and diverse.
Oral Review can be a versatile and effective teaching/learning technique. Students retain more of what they learn through repetition and review.
College textbooks can be outrageously expensive, but there are some key strategies for saving money and avoiding the pain of paying full price.
When it comes to editing books, there are many different styles you'll discover. Every editor has their unique method.
This blog will show how to get even the strictest teachers to like you, and maybe, just maybe, get them to even think of you as their favorite. Don't believe me? Read on and give these tips a try!
Most of us can recognize the basic elements of fiction, such as purpose or point of view. But determining an author's tone can be a more difficult task. Here are ways to recognize an author's tone.
Pastors should write a book for several reasons. These are just a few reasons pastors should write a book.
Your dorm room is your home for the school year. Find ways to give it life, and help it to take on your persona.
English as a Second Language can be very tricky for non-native English users. This is because non-native English users must keep in mind several English grammar rules in order to use English as a Second Language effectively. Below are some...
Science is all around us. The natural classroom can be used for all manner of lessons such as forces, properties of materials, ecosystems, weathering and weather patterns. This hub explains some of the detail in planning an out of lesson activity and links to some premade lessons to inspire you.
The Medical College Admissions Test is a standardized, multiple-choice examination that, along with your undergraduate GPA, admissions use to predict your ability to succeed in a medical school setting. The exam, comprised of four sections- Physical...
New teachers need guidance to learn the ropes of their profession. This primer will do anything but that.
This article provides unique rubric template that creates an easily quantifiable way to ensure that struggling students feel success while at the same time pushing successful students to achieve their potential. The Slide Rubric is an exceptional source of student motivation.
I am sorry to break it to you, but college might not be as charming as you thought it would be. With that rather depressing thought, I will share the eight biggest pressures of a being freshman.
As a Nursing Student myself, and looking back on the previous three years of my college career, I have gained some insight that I believe every Nursing Student should know before, and during their time in the Nursing Program.
After the novelty of college has worn off, you may realize that during the course of the first few months, along with a criminally heavy workload, you have also developed a host of bad habits.
English is a foreign language in India but is in high demand for higher studies and jobs. Thus, learning English has become important.
A collection of tips I have acquired over my first year of university. These range from Money to Halls to Classes and everything in between that will hopefully prepare you for the start of the next 3 or more years of your life.
Are you going to be absent from school for a day? Learn how to prepare for when you need a substitute teacher.
Marking my return to HubPages after 2 years by writing about creating Navigation/Navplans for day VFR flights in Australia.
90 interesting conversation topics for medical students wishing to practice English as a foreign language.
A few multiple choice questions on mechanical ventilation. This can be useful for medical, nursing, physiotherapy and respiratory therapy students.
As a former musician, I apply songwriting techniques to content writing. Improve the flow of your content by writing in a way that is music to the ears of your readers.
One of your most important undertakings to fulfill your academic career and goals is to take the ACT test. A personalized ACT study program can help you pass and ace your test, enabling you to have better options for a more quality college education.
According to Anthony Clifford Grayling (1998) philosophy is the study of such fundamental problems as existence, reason, knowledge and mind among others.
A sample response essay to the 2002 AP US History Free Response Question DBQ. The essay looks at how the Era of Good Feelings defined the time period 1815-1825.
If you are resourceful and keen enough, you can find an effective free GED study guide online and in your local library. Here are some tips about how to use it well.
Minorities have been seeking equality in all areas of American life and life on college campuses is no exception. One group that is often overlooked is the non-religious. Why is this and how can discrimination, including discrimination against atheists, be combated on campus?
Simple, easy to follow tips and ideas to help your students improve their spelling in classes. Includes strategies and suggestions for dealing with homophones,homonyms and exceptional English words.
Housing is an important part of the college experience and deciding between a dorm or apartment can be very challenging. My freshman year of college, I decided to live off campus and three years in an apartment has helped me develop a list of pros and cons that may help you decide whether living off
By attending one of many tuition-free colleges, you can save quite a bit of money on your education. Find out which colleges don't charge a dime for tuition!
Learn about 10 idioms or idiomatic expressions of the English Language involving kissing—great for ESL learners.
Future education will incorporate wireless connections, social media, e-paper and e-books, and online classrooms. Teachers must integrate these technologies to engage their students. As pedagogy evolves, teachers must keep up with the fast-paced changes of a generation born online.
Incoming college freshmen often wonder what types of professors they will have in college. This article will "introduce" you to the different types of professors so that you can be prepared!
Feel your best and do your best when taking your GED exam. Passing and acing your test need you to be smart about what to do on this very important day.
This guide will teach you how to test air content of concrete with a type B pressure meter. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C231. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.
A discussion of two videos regarding brain damage and occupational therapy, complete with citations for students.
Great teachers bring happiness to their students. Alexander the Great said, “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well”.
Five steps to becoming better orators, more respected advisors, and knowing when and under what circumstances our opinions should come to bear on a conversation.
Science Fair Chocolate Tasting project-what could be more fun? Full instructions with photos and videos.
A teaching strategy for empowering school kids to create and present a short story in their own words with their own ideas, but they don't write a thing.
Falling in love with writing again, or any hobby or creative endeavor that has hit a wall, takes plenty of gentle self-care and patience. Here are some tips to help you find your voice again.
In my experience, college was exciting and enlightening but finishing my thesis was full of missteps and brutal criticism. As an art, student it was more than brutal; it was crushing. How to recover?
Don't forget anything for your first year at college. This comprehensive list will help you on your way!
Photos and step by step instructions for correctly addressing college recommendation envelopes and getting great recommendations.
How do you ace the ACT Reading test? The questions can actually get tricky, so you have to hone your skills to be able to adapt to the testing strategy of this particular exam.
MOOCs massive open online courses are changing education and making distance education more engaging, interactive, supportive and user friendly. Here's a review of one student's experience with a Coursera MOOC.
In order to know whether your students have fully comprehended the lesson taught there must be a vehicle in place to measure their understanding.
How to be a more competitive applicant when applying to Dental School. Making sure you stand out from the rest.
One of the beauties of the English language is the diversity of the vocabulary available to it's users. It is also one of the things that can make English hard to get to grips with. Misused vocabulary can make even the most fluent speakers seem...
There are some things that you tend to forget when you’re busy with college. So here’s a post to remind you of all those things
Experiential Learning is a model and theory of learning which has implications for individuals and society. This Hub explores some of these.
Two little Latin terms, i.e. and e.g., have been playing the “We look alike, but we are actually different.” game for a long time, and this is my take to explain their differences.
We all know college is important, but a university education is not always possible or a good fit. Here are some reasons to consider a junior college.
An innovative training to help students to be prepared and neutralize relational and emotional bully attacks with non-violent and effective techniques.
A critical journal is a personal account of selected readings on a particular topic. University students are usually required to write critical journals as part of their course requirements. In critical journals, students critically engage with...
Idioms are a commonly used form of speech which can lead to a lot of confusion when the person is not a native speaker.
The best ways to inspire students to learn is to make them think they are not learning at all"! Here are some methods that teachers can use that will achieve that goal.
Today's education focuses on college readiness and college preparation. However, what if your child is not one who is interested in college? Start thinking about Career & Technical Education.
Building a successful business often depends on effective collaboration. Here are some suggestions that can improve collaborative efforts.
There are three common writing errors. Often when we write, we become very redundant and write very superfluous words and sentences. Here is how to watch out for them.
You have to watch out in the ACT English test because the questions can get tricky. Here are smart tips about how to go beyond the pitfalls of the test and pass it with flying colors.
Poetry is the highest craft in the English language. Readers will enjoy poetry much better with an understanding of key poetry literature terms.
Teachers can help to guide the moral development of their students by using Kohlberg's six stage theory of moral development and applying it to their own teaching methods.
The best way get good grades is to work hard and prepare thoroughly for all your exams. But if you're an introvert, you can give yourself a boost by knowing how your personality affects your learning.
This list will contain the context of my favorite British Novels (and one play!) that I taught my British Literature students over the years.
Having a good complaint handling process is a critical part of retaining customers and building a positive reputation. Here are some tips that should help in establishing an effective complaint handling procedure.
This article provides some tips explaining how to use technology to teach English as a Second Language. It can also be used as a plan for using tech to teach any subject.
This is my story of teaching English from 2007 until 2010 in Thailand. I relive my experiences of teaching in government and private schools in the Bangkok area.
Are you thinking of going back to school? Two out of three Americans are, according to a survey by the Career Colleges Association. The American people are dealing with high unemployment rates, layoffs and, of course, stiff competition for the...
Special education has a goal: to offer FAPE – that is, “free and appropriate education”. Yet, as with many goals associated with public schools, FAPE’s application is based on its interpretation.
If you're not able to hire a professional proofreader—and you plan to enlist friends and family for free help—here are tips for using amateur proofreaders for your self published book.
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote my first article about home-schooling. My youngest son is now in the 5th grade, and I am still on the home-schooling train. Here are lessons learned.
Teaching or tutoring English as a Second Language remotely online can be a rewarding career, but it does have its challenges. These 10 tips are important for new remote ESL instructors.
In those first four months you learn a lot, especially how to survive. The following is a guide to surviving first semester of freshman year.
So you've successfully completed high school and scored well on the SAT and ACT. However, succeeding in a public college is not about what you know, but rather how responsible of a person you are.
Find out how to make the most of your teaching and tutoring skills online, or learn more about how to find the right English education program for your needs.
"Who Is The Girl in the Picture?" is about a group of five friends who are being haunted by an evil ghost named, Christina. If they don't find out who Christina is, then she may kill them all.
As college students reach their senior year, there are some stages of stress and excitment that they're bound to go through
The main differences between teaching as an ALT at a Japanese school and teaching at a Japanese conversation school, and which one is right for you.
Essay topics and thesis ideas about the romantic movement, from a retired British Literature teacher. Helpful videos included.
A resource for teachers. Some great ideas for activities to do before you go on a field trip, to prepare your students.
The aim of this research is to analyze teacher’s point of view towards using the visual aids like projectors, animation videos, films and videos for enhancing the literary skills of students
Left an important assignment until the last minute, and not sure what to do? Here's an effective game plan on how to write your paper at the last minute, as well as tricks to improve your writing.
We'll all be there at some point - the dreaded exam season. Making sure you know how to revise correctly will make all the difference to your final grade. This article will show you how to succeed.